Helping People & Species In Need
Human and animal societies are under great stress in the 21st century, and as privileged and knowledgeable people is it our responsibility, if not obligation, to help where and when we can. Being named after a tree and containing Houses named after endangered animals, Tembusu College feels a special commitment to biodiversity, the natural environment, and sustainability. This inculcates a particular awareness among our students of the dangers of habitat loss, the illegal trade in wildlife, and the ethics of human-animal relations – all highly relevant issues in Southeast Asia. Our students are also involved in projects, both within Singapore and in neighbouring countries, dedicated to actively helping the vulnerable – especially children and youths, the elderly, and those who have been marginalised in and by society.